My father, a former track coach at the university, was a moonlight developer of apparel worn by various university athletes. The designs eventually contributed to forming a small business. This enterprise was once tiny but went on to become a fairly significant contributor to the university. If the new acquisition rule had been in place back then, the outcome would probably have been different. More importantly, my dad believed in equal access and developing local skills rather than chasing bucks and a few big names. I’m quite certain he would not be pleased by this rule.
Bowerman on Duck plans to cut off local businesses
7/2/2013: Tom Bowerman in the RG letters, on an issue which has attracted a lot of criticism about where Rob Mullens is taking UO: